Champions League

Montpellier coach salutes Olivier Giroud

September 17, 2012
By ESPN.com news services
Rene Girard maintains Montpellier will always be grateful to Olivier Giroud for the part he played in getting them to the Champions League.

The France international finished tied for the scoring lead in Ligue 1 last season as Montpellier won the title for the first time in the club's history.

However, the 25-year-old moved to Arsenal in the summer in a 12 million pounds deal rather than try to spearhead Montpellier's maiden shot at Europe's elite competition.

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